Jeff Baron’s Visiting Mr. Green Continues, Plays at Ensemble Stage Aug. 12-14

Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

What happens when two polar opposites are forced to get to know each other? Visiting Mr. Green shows us that you can’t judge a book by its cover. This story of two men, one young and one old, will touch your heart and have you smiling as they learn to focus on their commonalities rather than their differences.

Jeff Baron’s Visiting Mr. Green continues this weekend at Ensemble Stage with performances scheduled for Aug. 12-14.

Elderly Mr. Green wanders into traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by young Ross Gardiner. The court sentences the young man to helping the recent widower once a week for six months. And so begins the hilarious, yet often moving, “oil and water” relationship between a pair of cantankerous polar opposites who, as they get to know each other, come to understand stereotypes are based more on fear than fact.MR-GREEN2--web

Based in Blowing Rock, Ensemble serves as the High Country’s go-to source for professional theater entertainment at prices anyone can afford. The nonprofit organization aims to “inspire, challenge and nurture the imagination and social skills of youths and adults through performances and theatre-based educational programs.”

Single show ticket prices (plus tax) start at $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students and $11 for kids 16 and under.

Visit the show’s online box office for specific dates, show times and ticket prices.

All performances are held at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive.

For more information, call Ensemble Stage at 828-414-1844.

Stay tuned for updates on Ensemble’s final summer show for 2016, P. Paulette McDougal’s Waiting for MacArthur, which will show Aug. 27 – Sept. 4.

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